Richard Simmons greets Metra commuters

March 31, 2009 1:34:28 PM PDT
Some Metra commuters got a loud wakeup call Tuesday morning. Exercise guru Richard Simmons greeted them as they arrived at Union Station.

Simmons led aerobic workouts on the concourse. He also handed out hugs and juice drinks to Metra riders getting off their morning trains.

Simmons spent about two hours at the train station. His goal was to give commuters a boost to start their day.

If nothing else, he did get everyone's attention.